Saturday October 8th, 2011
10 am to 2 pm
10 am to 12 pm
Family Activity Area:
10 am to 2 pm
Check out this video from last fall's Kids & Maternity Wear Swap with The Swapaholics for more of an idea about how it works - then check out the play-by-play schedule of events for Family Swap Day below:
Bring a Bag, Get a Bag:
Bring a bag full of all those like-new and gently worn kid's & maternity clothes, Halloween costumes & props, children's books, toys, games, gear, and other family-friendly items just taking up space in your home. Take home an official Swap bag stuffed full to the brim of new finds donated by fellow Boston-area families — all for just the cost of admission!
Easy-to-Shop Sections Curated by Favorite Local Family Bloggers:
This ain't your grandma's swap meet! Each section will be carefully sorted & curated by special guests Christine of Boston Mamas, Adriana of Just By Living, Michael & Craig of The Hipster Dad, and Lauren of Before I Was a Mom. These parenting experts will also be on hand to share their expert advice for swapping, saving money & being more eco-friendly this Fall in New England!
Have Some Pre-Swap Fun as a Family:
While we (and our special guest stars, along with a small army of volunteers) sort all your collective donations into a pop-up store where everything is free for the taking, you and your kids can enjoy some super fun on-site activities, like a bag design contest for next year's Green Halloween tote bag from ChicoBag®, face painting, a fun photo booth, and more wholesome activities.
Sample FREE All-Natural Snacks:
Fuel up for your free-for-all treasure hunt with eco-friendly nosh from Larabar, Stretch Island Fruit Company, Sahale Snacks, and Honest Tea's new line of organic, low-sugar, fruit-flavored thirst quenchers: Honest Kids.
Feel Good & Do Good:
All the clothing left over at the end of the swap will be donated to Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, helping to support their mission of transforming lives & communities through the power of education & employment.
Members from the Goodwill team will also be on hand in the family activity area to give tips on creating clever Halloween costumes with unique themes from thrifted and swapped pieces! How fun is THAT?!
The Swapaholics are America's favorite swap hostesses and sustainable style experts based in Boston, MA dedicated to making swapping cool again, spreading the love for secondhand style, and sharing their trendsetting take on budget- and eco-friendly living.
Co-founders Melissa Massello & Amy Chase are leading the sharing movement among the style-obsessed, and have been featured in USA Today, FastCompany, Nightline News, US News & World Report, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, Daily Candy, Mass High Tech, WalletPop/AOL, Racked LA, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and other fine media outlets.